720A04 Philosophy of science
- What is an ad hoc hypothesis? Give and example of such a hypothesis, and explain why science always should strive to do without ad hoc hypotheses.
- Give an account of the covering law theory of explanation, and discuss some of the main difficulties with that theory.
- Describe Kuhn's theory of the development of science. Do you think it is a good picture of how science progresses, or would you like to revise Kuhn's picture in some way?
- What are the most important problems with inductivism as a theory of how science is to be conducted?
Write about 1.5 page per question, and send me the answers
Deadline: Monday June 14
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